University of Maryland Extension

Service Learning Forms

Community Service refers to efforts to help others and to improve your community!

Collect all your community service hours for 2017 as you can get recognition for your service activities and receive the President's Volunteer Service gold, silver or bronze pin or 4-H service green pin.  

You can be participating on behalf of a community, religious, and/or youth organization. It can be an individual effort or with a group such as a school-based service learning project. This can include club projects, community events, fair activities, and 4-H Camp services. Examples of community service include singing at nursing homes, gathering supplies for the troops, volunteering at a local hospital, purchasing items for those in need, and anything that benefits the community for those who are not as fortunate. Things that would not count are fundraisers, unless all the proceeds are given to an organization like the American Cancer Society or the local homeless shelter that helps others, and neither you nor your 4-H club are benefiting from the service.

As a reminder, teaching youth citizenship is one of the core goals of the 4-H program, so each club should be doing at least two community service activities annually. Hours must be completed during the 2017 calendar year.  The form to track your service hours is available below.  Please do not attach the service form in your record book as your form might get overlooked.

Return this completed form to the Extension Office by January 31, 2018.

If you have any questions about a specific activity and if it counts towards your community service hours, contact April Barczewski, adhall@umd.edu.  

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